The Lumia 920 is all but sold out on both Amazon, and AT&Ts website, indicating potentially high demand
If you scoot over the Amazons mobile store and try to purchase a Nokia Lumia 920 handset, you will be faced with a delay of one to two weeks, regardless of what color device you desire.
The phones are sold out for now, it seems. The situation is hardly better on AT&Ts website, at which the only Lumia 920 model that is not listed as Out of Stock is the white SKU.
A blowout for the devices on the scale of an iPhone launch? Of course not; be serious. However, these quick sellouts could indicate that pent-up demand for the halo Nokia Windows Phone 8 handset was larger than anticipated. This could be construed as positive in two ways: it may indicate that prior Windows Phone fans are moving to Windows Phone 8 meaning that the dumping of old hardware by Microsoft with the new version of its platform was not as off-putting as some expected and that Nokia may have found stronger footing this year than last when it comes to simply moving hardware.
Nokia is the key Windows Phone OEM, in theory. HTCs 8X handset has been making waves and stealing headlines from Nokias line of Windows Phone handsets. The 8Xs sharp design and minimalist hardware have made it a darling among the media.
But the Lumia 920 appears to be selling strongly where it matters: among the average consumer. Well see how long the backlog lasts. The longer, the potentially better the sales.
Nokias New Lumia 920 Selling Well; Germans Especially Gung Ho
Looks like Nokia may have found a sweet spot in the smartphone market with its latest Lumia 920 handset.
Early indications are that the 920 is selling well. It has already cracked Amazons list of the Top 10 best-selling cellphones with service plans; its ranked ninth as I write this, but on Monday morning it occupied the No. 2 spot. Some models are also back-ordered for one to two weeks.
Meanwhile, reports coming out of Europe suggest that the Lumia 920 is also selling quite well abroad particularly in Germany, where its very tough to come by.
According to a statement posted to Facebook by Nokia Deutschland, a number of the companys German retail partners have experienced Lumia 920 stock-outs since the device first became available earlier this month.
Because of the high demand, we are aware of the reports the Lumia 920 is sold out in many shops, Nokia explained. Please be assured that we are working hard on having all models and all colors available in Germany for you.
Reached for comment, a Nokia representative said that the company is seeing a lot of interest in its new Lumia phones, but declined to provide any details on sales.
Assuming the situation in Germany is strictly a case of strong demand and not one of average demand aided and abetted by modest supply, this is encouraging news for Nokia, which is looking to the Lumia to revive its otherwise moribund smartphone sales. Certainly, investors are viewing it that way. Nokia shares closed up more than 6 percent Monday, the biggest gain theyve seen in weeks.
I have a Cyan model on order. There are 600 in front of me. I have no idea when I’ll get it.